POLICE BEAT

90 bags of heroin retrieved

On Dec. 27 at about 7:31 p.m. Hoboken police officers retrieved roughly 90 bags of heroin after conducting a trespassing stop in the Hoboken Housing Authority.

East Orange resident Michael Hosein, 31, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of heroin within 1,000 feet of a public school, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public property, resisting arrest, obstruction, defiant trespass, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jersey City resident Albert Morales, 28, was also arrested and charged with defiant trespass.

While patrolling the Hoboken Housing Authority area, Officers Sam Williams and Ryan Houghton observed Hosein enter 320 Jackson St. Hosein was not a resident of a housing authority building and had been warned in the past about trespassing on housing property, according to a press release from the Hoboken Police Department.

The officers entered the building to conduct a check when they observed Hosein and Morales exiting the building. Aware both men were trespassing, they ordered them to stop. Morales complied while Hosein allegedly ignored their commands and allegedly fled the scene. A brief foot chase occurred and he was caught a short distance away in the area of 301 Jackson St. by Officers Luke Zezsotarski and William Bullock. Prior to stopping Hosein, they saw him allegedly discard several items later determined to be 80 bags of suspected heroin.

A check of his person also found him to allegedly be in possession of an additional 10 bags of suspected heroin along with over $300 dollars believed to be proceeds from sales of heroin.

In total over 90 bags of suspected heroin were seized from Hosein with a street value of over $700.00.

A warrant complaint was generated and he was later remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center.

 Man charged with disorderly conduct

According to Hoboken police, Pennington resident Carter Colhower, 24, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 1:17 a.m. after first asking police to assist with his “visibly intoxicated” girlfriend then allegedly interfering with the medical technicians who tried to help. He was charged with disorderly conduct.

Officer Michael DePalma was stopped by Colhower who requested assistance for his girlfriend. Colhower allegedly became aggressive towards his girlfriend, demanding she leave. Due to her level of intoxication, police determined that she would need medical attention. Colhower was allegedly uncooperative and began to prevent the medical technicians from assisting his girlfriend. He was warned several times but allegedly refused. He was placed under arrest and processed.

Broken pizzeria window leads to arrest

Rahway resident Dylan Santos, 22, was arrested on Dec. 31 at 11:31 p.m. and charged with criminal mischief. Officers Samuel Flores and Jonathan Lyons were dispatched to the area of Basile’s Pizza in downtown Hoboken on a report of damage to the property, where they found Santos with a New Jersey Transit officer.

The victim told the officers he saw Santos allegedly kick and damage the window to the establishment.

The estimated value was approximately $1,000.00.

Santos was placed under arrest and given a summons to appear in court.

DWI arrest made

Woodridge resident Lauren Radil, 29, was arrested on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 1:01 a.m. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, unregistered vehicle, driving the wrong way down a one way street, DWI in a school zone, and reckless driving.

Officers Ryan Houghton and Harold Milne responded to the area of 400 Hudson St. and found a 2012 Nissan and a 2007 Toyota parked with visible damage. According to the press release from Hoboken police, it was determined that the Nissan had allegedly driven on a one-way street and collided with a Toyota. As the driver of the Nissan, identified as Radil, attempted to retrieve her paperwork, she was allegedly stumbling and fell to the ground. A field sobriety test was conducted which police said she was allegedly unable to complete.

She was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.

A breath sample was taken and she was found to allegedly be above the legal intoxication limit. The vehicle was also allegedly unregistered. She received several motor vehicle summonses for her offenses and was later released to a responsible party.

No-one was injured from the motor vehicle accident.

Mystery driver arrested

Orange resident Zuri Norfleet, 20, was arrested on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 5:01 a.m. Norfleet was arrested and charged with hindering apprehension, providing false identification, possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, underage consumption, underage DWI, reckless driving, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, wrong way on a one way, open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, and unlicensed driver.

Officer Anthony Rutkowski saw a 2011 Chevy pull out of a parking spot at a high speed. He then saw the vehicle allegedly travel east on Second Street through the one-way street and stopped the car. As Rutkowski approached the driver side window, he smelled burnt marijuana and alcoholic beverage fumes allegedly coming from inside.

The driver, later identified as Norfleet, handed Officer Rutkowski credentials which allegedly belonged to another person who was not present. It was later determined it belonged to a relative.

Norfleet was asked to step out in order to conduct a Field Sobriety Test which she was allegedly unable to complete properly.

She was then placed under arrest.

Officers located in plain view an open bottle of vodka and a small ziplock type bag of suspected marijuana allegedly in the vehicle. At headquarters, she provided a breath sample and was found to be under the limit. She was later released to a responsible party after she was given several summonses for the offenses.

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